Sunday, September 14, 2008

chocolate chip cookies

One of my favorite things is chocolate chip cookie dough- of course! Who doesn't love that?
I like to make a big batch, use a mini ice cream scoop to scoop it onto trays & freeze them. Baked cookies are good frozen -sure- but make fresh baked cookies, warm from the oven- FANTASTIC!I like to separate a dozen or two into freezer bags then give them away to neighbors or someone special as a gift- lovely. This isn't fancy- I was in a hurry- but they are really cute at Christmas or Valentines with patterned paper folded over & stapled to the top....
here is my favorite recipe:
2 sticks or 1 cup of butter
2 sticks or 1 cup of margarine- the real stuff
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups sugar
cream together then add
2 tsp. good vanilla
4 eggs
then add:
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
5 cups oats (blended into oat flour in the blender)
After mixing all the ingredients together add 24 ounces of chocolate chips & 3 cups of chopped nuts- if desired. (I only use one bag of milk chocolate chips because my idiot offspring don't like too many chocolate chips in cookies or nuts-I know their mad?)
Bake golf ball sized on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart at 350 degrees for 11 minutes-- 13 minutes if frozen. Or until just starting to brown. Enjoy!


Kristy said...

Yummy....I made them tonight with my boys!!!

Megan and Tony said...

These really are the best cookies! Such a great idea to freeze them. I think I'm going to look through my cabinets and see if I have all the ingredients I need for these!

Janae said...

These are yummo cookies:) I can't wait to make a batch and freeze them up:)

Lauryn said...

What a great idea, separating them out and giving them to friends! I'll have to do that. Thanks for the idea. :)

everything pink! said...

this is so brilliant. i don't know if mine would ever get cooked...